President Obama was scheduled to meet with tech company executives at the White House this afternoon, reportedly to talk about "issues of privacy, technology, and intelligence" pinned to surveillance reform. The meeting was closed to the press, but Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, and Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, were reported to be attending.
- Speaking at a conference of community health centers in New York, Vice President Joe Biden admitted problems with the Obamacare website after its launch made it difficult to enroll, but said he wanted to recommend President Obama for "sainthood" for how patient he was about the issues that made it difficult to use the website.
- The credit ratings agency Fitch has withdrawn its "negative" outlook on the United States' triple-A credit rating. All the major ratings agencies now consider the U.S.'s outlook "stable."
- First Lady Michelle Obama is making her first visit to China, focusing her trip on education, something China seems to have a handle on, unlike, say, free speech or other civil and human rights.
- A feminist studies professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara who allegedly assaulted a pro-life activist on campus insisted she did nothing wrong because the activists' material "triggered" her. She said her behavior "set a good example for her students."
- 83 percent of March Madness brackets submitted for Warren Buffett's billion dollar challenge were already eliminated before #3 Duke lost to #14 Mercer.
"I chose to be that guy who didn't issue the apology," says Daniel Elder. "Things went from there and it wasn't good."
And as many as 75 percent of middle income households face a tax increase under Biden's plan, even though the highest-earning households will pay the vast majority of the costs.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids railed against cops for enforcing the same kind of anti-vaping rule they help pass.
It’s a jobs plan that isn’t about jobs, and an infrastructure plan that isn’t about infrastructure.